PadMay Day 21. Favorite Revenge of the Sith Costume
In a way, this dress is the culmination of the other three costumes I chose. Like her handmaiden disguise in The Phantom Menace, it’s simpler than the senatorial gowns she wears in the film. While still clearly aristocratic, it’s a linen in a subdued color with minimal accessories and styling. Like her meadow dress in Attack of the Clones, it borrows from Arthurian fantasy silhouettes. The last image – which, incidentally, is probably my favorite Anidala kiss but I didn’t post it for Anidala Week as it does not actually happen in the film – could easily be rendered as a pre-Raphelite painting of Guinevere and Lancelot. And like her counselor dress in The Clone Wars, this is dark and heavy, with an air of sadness. And it has a very similar style.
I love the dark blue, that can read black, which hints at mourning and twilight and a galaxy and romance about to be consumed by darkness.